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[34] Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

“Especially with racial pain in America, people ask you for your story so they can tell you they don’t believe it.” – Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob is the author and illustrator of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Her critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancingwas a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, and longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize. It was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions.

Her writing and drawings have appeared in The New York TimesElectric LiteratureTin HouseLiterary HubGuernicaVogue, the Telegraph,  and Buzzfeed,  and she has a drawn column on Shondaland.  She currently teaches at The New School, and she is a founding faculty member of the MFA Program at Randolph College.

She is the co-founder of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn, where she spent 13 years bringing literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to Williamsburg.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, documentary filmmaker Jed Rothstein, and their son.

Connect with Mira on her website, Instagram @goodtalkthanks, or Twitter @mirajacob.

 

Mira’s book recommendation: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

 

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